Velocity 2013 Tutorials

Deep dives into essential web operations and performance skills and tools. Please note: there is an additional fee required to attend tutorials at Velocity.

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Operations, Ballroom EF
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Laine Campbell (OpsArtisan)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 25 ratings)
A deep dive into the AWS offerings for running MySQL at scale, with appropriate consideration to availability, failure management, monitoring, trending and configuration management. Real world examples such as Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Obama for America will be used to highlight key points from a practical perspective. Read more.
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Operations, Ballroom EF
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Jay Edwards (Meangrape, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 15 ratings)
In this presentation, we will show you how quickly Ansible can be used to set up a PostgreSQL deployment in EC2 using master, streaming replication, backups and monitoring agents rapidly. Read more.
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Operations, Ballroom AB
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Abe Stanway (Etsy), Jon Cowie (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.04, 46 ratings)
An introduction to Etsy's real time anomaly detection and metrics correlation systems - the newest front-line Ops tools from the team that brought you StatsD. Read more.
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Operations, Ballroom EF
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Mandi Walls (Chef)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 31 ratings)
A walk through for improving overall operational effectiveness by building skills like statistics, software development lifecycle practices, graphing and metrics. This tutorial will focus on skill development and building better products. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Ballroom AB
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Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ***..
(3.68, 19 ratings)
Mobile add new challenges for web performance optimization. The biggest problem is usually underestimating mobile platforms and the Facebook HTML5 app gave us some learnings. In this tutorial we will cover the mobile ecosystem for HTML5 websites and apps, how to measure performance on these platforms and how Responsive Web Design may help or harm performance, including live optimization examples. Read more.
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Operations, Ballroom AB
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Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ***..
(3.95, 40 ratings)
As demands for performance increase and the complexity of Internet application architectures grow, operations are abandoned in a perfect storm. The problems are ever harder to diagnose and the need to rapid remediation is more than ever. You need the right techniques and methodologies or you'll be ineffective or, worse, an obstacle. Learn them here. Read more.
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Web Performance, Ballroom CD
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Patrick Lightbody (New Relic), Bill Kayser (New Relic, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 53 ratings)
When it comes to analyzing web performance data, which presentation works best? Response time plot? Median value? Standard deviation? Baseline comparison? Histogram? Apdex? With enough data you can get creative with visualizations, but which one brings the most clarity? Come look at real world performance data from many perspectives and find out which works best for your needs. Read more.
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Web Performance, Ballroom CD
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Marcel Duran (Google Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.63, 59 ratings)
How twitter.com, a high performance web application developed by several engineers, avoids performance regression at every new release? Join us to learn more about how we make it through synthetic benchmarking and RUM. Read more.
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Web Performance, Ballroom CD
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Mark Nottingham (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 43 ratings)
HTTP guru Mark Nottingham from Akamai dives into the details of not only HTTP, but below, into TLS, TCP, IP, DNS and more, with many stops along the way to see what kinds of things can happen to your content as it gets mangled by the Internet. Read more.
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Operations, Ballroom EF
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Seth Vargo (HashiCorp)
Average rating: **...
(2.94, 31 ratings)
chefspec, strainer, fauxhai, test-kitchen, foodcritic, test-kitchen, and jenkins OH MY! The devops toolbelt has expanded and the tools to test are not far behind. Learn how to create a test-driven infrastructure with Chef. Read more.
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Web Performance, Ballroom CD
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Sergey Chernyshev (NY Web Performance Meetup), Andy Davies (NCC Group), Rick Viscomi (YouTube)
Average rating: ***..
(3.07, 43 ratings)
Join Sergey Chernyshev, Andy Davies and Rick Viscomi for a hands-on Web Performance Optimization session. They will review latest performance trends and show how to use performance analysis and optimization tools to speed up worlds most popular web sites - bring yours too and they will look at them as well. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Ballroom AB
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Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 21 ratings)
Images matter A LOT for web performance, and the variety of formats, quality levels and screen sizes complicate optimization. Retina displays, RWD and stubborn designers further fuel this fire. In this tutorial we’ll review tools and techniques that can help keep images from slowing down your page, share data about the results you can expect, and discuss what’s next for image optimization. Read more.

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